Pola Museum of Art

Jan 28, 2023 at 8:00am ~ Jul 02, 2023 at 5:00pm

Interior Visions : From Bonnard to Tillmans and Contemporary Artists

Since the pandemic, our lifestyle has significantly changed. In such situation where our movements are restricted, we have been spending the majority of our time in a space called “room”. Though our “room” is a safe and comfortable space, it is synonymous with being isolated from the outside world. However, the relationship with our close friends and families that was cultivated in the enclosed space is indispensable not only for surviving every day life, but also for adding color to our rather lackluster lives.

In this exhibition, we will be looking at artists from the 19th century up till the present, who all have a unique way of expressing “rooms”.

The diverse and colorful “rooms” that were created by these unique artists will most definitely resonate with people who were quietly transformed during the stay at home experience.

Wolfgang Tillmans 《Still Life, Bourne Estate》 2022, Pola Museum of Art

Pierre Bonnard, Still Life, Open Window, Trouville, circa 1934, Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art


  1. Observe the unique way artists express “rooms”, from the 19th century up until the present.
  2. New pieces from Yayoi Kusama and Wolfgang Tillmans!
  3. Engage in the stay at home experience created by contemporary artists.


Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916)

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)

Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940)

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Yayoi Kusama (1929-)

Wolfgang Tillmans (1968-)

Akiko and Masako Takada (1978-)

Yuichiro Moriyama and Midori Sato (1984-)

Website link is here!



Start: Jan 28th 2023 at 8:00am

End: Jul 2nd 2023 at 5:00pm